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sapsago

[sap-sey-goh, sap-suh-goh]
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noun
  1. a strong, hard, usually green cheese of Swiss origin, made with sour skim milk and sweet clover.
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Origin of sapsago

1840–50, Americanism; alteration of German Schabziger, Schabzieger, equivalent to schab(en) to grate + Zi(e)ger a kind of cheese
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Historical Examples

  • The name Sapsago is a corruption of Schabziger, German for whey cheese.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown

  • After that add the Sapsago, finely grated, and wine in small splashes.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown

  • Roll these in little balls and serve with fruit salads, dusting lightly with finely grated Sapsago.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown

  • Good when overlaid with cheese butter of contrasting piquance, say one mixed with Sapsago.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown


British Dictionary definitions for sapsago

sapsago

noun
  1. a hard greenish Swiss cheese made with sour skimmed milk and coloured and flavoured with clover
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Word Origin

C19: changed from German Schabziger, from schaben to grate + dialect Ziger a kind of cheese
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